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Tiger Woods Foundation

 121 Innovation Drive, #150
 Irvine, CA 92617
[P] (949) 725-3003
[F] (949) 725-3002
[email protected]
Jessica Carbajal
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Organization DBA Tiger Woods Foundation
TGR Learning Lab
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 20-0677815 00000


Mission StatementMORE »

At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we deliver unique experiences and innovative educational opportunities for youth worldwide.

Mission Statement

At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we deliver unique experiences and innovative educational opportunities for youth worldwide.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $5,000,000.00
Projected Revenue $6,000,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Tiger Woods Foundation - Educational Programs

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Mission Statement

At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we deliver unique experiences and innovative educational opportunities for youth worldwide.

Background Statement

Founded in 1996, the Tiger Woods Foundation was established to dramatically alter the way disadvantaged youth see themselves and their futures. Incorporating research-based teaching strategies, TWF programs engage underserved youth in immersive STEM programs. Third party research and internal evaluations demonstrate that TWF’s creative approach to education improves participants’ GPAs, increases their likelihood of securing a college degree and points them towards gainful careers.

TWF began providing STEM enrichment and college access programs, as well as career exploration, arts and community service programs at our first TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California in 2006. Following rapid success and positive reviews from students and parents, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided TWF with a challenge grant to replicate Learning Labs across the country. TWF programs are now located in Quantico, VA, Stuart, FL, Washington D.C., Virginia, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania and have served over 160,000 students to-date. Learning Labs provide hands-on summer, school-day and after-school programs in which students engage in interactive STEM, career and college exploration programs aimed at turning their passion into a purpose.

In honor of his father, Earl Woods, Tiger established the Earl Woods Scholar Program to help first-generation college students succeed in higher education. Since its founding in 2006, the program has grown to encompass a support network that includes admissions counseling, dedicated mentors, specialized internships, financial assistance and workshops. To date, the program has propelled 194 underserved youth to college graduation and successful careers.

Recently, TWF has also focused on TGR EDU: Create, a professional development program for educators across the country. We have set an ambitious goal of reaching 5,000 teachers by 2020, in turn expanding our reach to 270,000 students. These programs take the form of week-long, 2-day, 1-day or half day trainings and seminars, teaching how to integrate STEM and the college admissions process in the classroom in an innovative, exciting way. In 2017, we also launched TGR EDU: Explore, a dynamic digital hub powered by Discovery Education, offering students, families and educators innovative lessons and interactive activities to help navigate through the college admissions process and STEM education with ease.

Impact Statement

Where you come from shouldn't mean failure. At the Tiger Woods Foundation (TWF), it doesn't. For over 20 years, we have been fierce and unwavering advocates for the transformative power of education. Our programs break the cycle of poverty with college-access opportunities for underserved and low-income students. At our TGR Learning Labs across the country, scholars in grades 5-12 are immersed in interactive and stimulating STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum, from rocketry to coding, and much more. Here, they make the connection between school and a future career, while planning a road map to college. Our educational programs provide experiences that ignite newfound passion for STEM—in school and in the workforce.

In 2015, TWF partnered with Bridgespan Group and created TWF’s Five Year Strategic Plan. By the year 2020, the Tiger Woods Foundation will accomplish three core strategic priorities that will inherently change the way students see themselves and their futures.

  • Increase Educator Professional Development: Through TGR EDU: Create, TWF will offer educator professional development in the vital subjects of STEM education and college access. Through these hands-on workshops, educators will enhance their curricula and be able to prepare students for STEM careers as well as better navigate students through the college admissions process. TWF expects that 270,000 students will benefit from enhanced teaching practices after 5,000 educators learn how to deliver quality STEM education.
  • Double the Number of Earl Woods Scholars: TWF will increase the number of spots in the program, so that twice as many low-income students will attend and graduate from college, breaking the cycle of poverty in their families.
  • Create Worldwide Access to TWF Programming: Through the launch of TGR EDU: Explore, we have recreated the TGR Learning Lab experience and curriculum on a dynamic digital platform powered by Discovery Education. Millions of students will be introduced to options for college and careers in STEM and thousands of educators will be trained in high quality STEM education practices.

TWF has established a timeline for each priority to ensure program growth while maintaining quality outcomes. TWF is working with independent evaluation consultants to measure and track success of all programs.

Needs Statement

Millions of students in the U.S. still lack the opportunities they need to reach their full potential, and because no single organization can independently tackle the entirety of this problem, the Tiger Woods Foundation is proud to be among nonprofit organizations and foundations that are collectively working to close the education and achievement gap.

The ultimate goal of the Tiger Woods Foundation is that students do more than succeed, they thrive while pursuing their passions. We seek to support, sustain and grow our educational programs for underserved students. 

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations may be made by visiting and clicking "DONATE" or calling 949-725-3003.

Geographic Area Served

TWF serves many locations throughout the country. Our Learning Labs are located in Anaheim, CA, Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, Washington DC, Stuart, FL and Quantico, VA. And our Earl Woods Scholars hail from Southern California, Boston, MA, Washington, D.C., and New York, NY and currently attend colleges and universities across the nation.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Science & Technology -



Tiger Woods Foundation - Educational Programs

TGR Learning Labs serve as an engaging environment that ignites a passion for school, college plans and STEM careers for underserved students. Students participate in hands-on, innovative lessons to strengthen critical thinking and their technological skills to motivate them towards a STEM career and a college education.

To propel students through college we offer the Earl Woods Scholar Program. More than just financial help for first-generation low-income college students, EWSP provides admissions counseling, mentors, internships and career development workshops.

Our professional development program, TGR EDU: Create, navigates educators through STEM and youth engagement strategies in their classrooms. Full of innovative tactics, our goal is for each teacher to implement their new learnings and impact their students.

TGR EDU: Explore is a recent digital addition to TWF. This free, easy-access online platform includes lessons on STEM fields and college readiness. (

Budget  5,000,000
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

-160,000 students have participated in Learning Labs programs to date.

-35,000 hours of STEM curriculum have been taught since the inception of the flagship TGR Learning Lab in 2006.

-23,500 students learned about STEM careers at Facebook during a Virtual Field Trip via TGR EDU: Explore.

-2,000 educators have been trained during our TGR EDU: Create professional development seminars.

-194 scholars have been supported through our Earl Woods Scholar program with dedicated mentors, financial aid and internships throughout their college career.

Program Long-Term Success 

Our ultimate goal is for students do more than succeed. We want them to thrive, pursuing their passions in school, the community and the working world. We have undertaken the ambitious goal to serve millions globally by 2020.

Program Success Monitored By 

Various tools are used to monitor program success. We collect data via surveys at the beginning and end of all programs including professional development, our online platform, the college scholars and students at the Learning Labs.

Examples of Program Success 

  • TGR Learning Lab: 91% of students reported increased confidence and became more optimistic about their futures and 87% of students reported learning about future career opportunities.
  • Earl Woods Scholar Program: Among alumni, 83% reported that the program helped them reach their academic goals, 69% felt that the program helped them reach their career goals and 95% found employment in their field of choice. Current scholars attend schools including George Washington University, Harvard University, UCLA, Yale, Dartmouth and more.
  • TGR EDU: Explore: Surveys were delivered at the beginning and end of the online tutorial lessons. With that, there was a 41% increase in students that better understand the steps required to apply for college. In total, 91% of participants felt confident in their ability to get into college.
  • TGR EDU: Create - Over 90% of educators said that new project-based material they learned at workshops were more likely to engage students and they feel more confident in their ability to teach and engage in STEM lessons.


CEO/Executive Director Rick Singer
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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 64
Number of Part Time Staff 20
Number of Volunteers 200
Number of Contract Staff 2
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Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

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Plans & Policies

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Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
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Board Chair Michael McKee
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Richard Baily -- --
Sandra Barry -- --
Ken Bentley -- --
Avery Brown -- --
Danny Conway -- --
Karina Hamilton -- --
Christopher Hubman -- --
Dennis Kuhl -- --
Rob Light -- --
Ed Machir -- --
Michael McKee -- --
Jason Mooneyham -- --
Jonathan Orszag -- --
Thomas Parham Ph.D. -- --
Sudhakar Shenoy -- --
Rick Singer -- --
Mark Steinberg -- --
Todd Theodora -- --
Leo Tucker -- --
Peter Ueberroth -- --
Bill Woodley -- --
Kultida Woods -- --
Tiger Woods -- --

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 16
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Indian
Gender Female: 3
Male: 20
Not Specified 0

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Standing Committees



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

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Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2017 to Sept 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $6,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $5,000,000.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 990

2014 Form 990

2013 TWF 990

2012 TWF 990

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $9,181,979 $9,712,802 $8,189,513
Total Expenses $10,176,132 $8,847,157 $8,539,013

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$5,230,646 $1,737,731 $1,742,103
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
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    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $6,164 $5,784 $1,275
Earned Revenue $33,412 $281,702 $267,850
Investment Income, Net of Losses $2,383,360 $2,043,359 $710,737
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events -- $0 $0
Revenue In-Kind $6,124 $0 $78,236
Other $1,522,273 $5,994 $13,454

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $7,801,921 $7,063,384 $6,642,709
Administration Expense $1,353,138 $1,163,282 $1,197,492
Fundraising Expense $1,021,073 $620,491 $698,812
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.90 1.10 0.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses 77% 80% 78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 19% 36% 40%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $106,716,566 $102,670,602 $108,043,659
Current Assets $13,670,839 $11,271,369 $10,971,250
Long-Term Liabilities $4,555,964 $2,432,595 $2,498,591
Current Liabilities $10,259,577 $10,932,648 $10,758,064
Total Net Assets $91,901,025 $89,305,359 $94,787,004

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.33 1.03 1.02

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 4% 2% 2%
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CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

Annual Report (2012)

Annual Report (2011)

No Other Documents currently available.